So i made my first mead (melomel) last Friday and I got some questions. First of all my recipe;
2gal tropicana blueberry pomegranate juice
1gal tap water
3.75lb trader joes mesquite honey
OG: 1.072 (lower than I figured it would have been)
Nottinghams ale yeast
1.020 starter for 24 hr
My question is in regards to the yeast energizer, is it necessary? What are the benefits?
Do you think the ale yeast will take it to its final gravity? Should I pitch champagne yeast and more honey when moving to secondary to get a final gravity of about 0.998?
Thanks for thoughts